The Third Sunday in Lent

March 7, 2010


Today your mercy calls us

To wash away our sin.

However great our trespass,

Whatever we have been,

However long from mercy

Our hearts have turned away,

Your precious blood can wash us

And make us clean today. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 339:1)

The Third Sunday in Lent

March 7, 2010

Worship Focus: Jesus calls us to repentance

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 389, 302, 114, 473

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Exodus 3:1-8, 10-15

The Lord called Moses to deliver his people. Jesus has delivered us from the power of sin and death. Live each day in repentance that trusts only in Jesus for forgiveness.

Psalm 38, p. 81

We call out confessing our sins, trusting in God's forgiveness in Christ.

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians10:1-13

Learn from Israel's history to walk with repentant hearts before our Lord.

Gospel: Luke 13:1-9

Tragedies remind us that our time on earth is short before we face the judgment. So live each day in repentance that confess the terror of our sin and rejoices in the forgiveness Jesus has purchased for us.

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Divine Lessons From Israel's History

  1. Christ lavishes his spiritual blessings on all of us
    1. What blessings does Baptism lavish on us?
    2. What further blessings did he give for the Israelites in the wilderness and for us?
  2. Don't arrogantly abuse his goodness
    1. How did the Israelites show their sinful arrogance?
    2. When do you fall into the deadly sin of thinking you know better than God?
  3. Only his faithfulness sustains us
    1. How does he sustain us so that we battle on against temptation?

Lord's Supper

At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of “close communion,” since the Bible teaches that communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree in all that the Bible teaches. Therefore, we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of our church body and of those churches which have declared fellowship with us. If you have further questions about this, please talk with the pastor.

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of March 7, 2010

  • Sunday
    • noon Youth Outing to Arrowwood
  • Monday
    • 7:00pm Elders
    • 8:00pm Church council
  • Wednesday
    • 2:00pm Ladies' Society
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
    • 6:00pm Supper
    • 7:00pm Lenten Service
    • *** Spring Ahead One Hour ***
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Revelation 14:14-20
    • 10:30am Divine Service

News & Notes

Youth Outing: The youth group of St. Paul's of Morris has invited us to join them with swimming at Arrowwood in Alexandria today, March 7. They will meet at St. Paul's in Morris to carpool, planning to arrive at Arrowwood at 1:00pm. The cost is $10/person.

Time change: Don't forget to change your clocks ahead one hour next Sunday morning.

Thrivent: March 15 at 6:00 at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris there will be an informational meeting for Thrivent. We will be learning about the big change that is taking place in Thrivent in regards to the money that the churches have received in the past and how they will be getting it now. A light supper will be served first please RSVP to Gloria Zeltwanger 392-5985.

March ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten, Doug Nelson, Ryan Flaten

March cleaners: Barry & Sandy Nelson; Chuck & Lisa Nelson

Today's Greeters: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313